Margie Lee Veselik was born on May 9, 1930 on a farm in Sherman County near Kanorado, Kansas to John and Nora Veselik. The youngest of seven children, she was the fond “Little Sister.” She graduated from Goodland High School in 1948. Margie lived in Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Alexandria Virginia and Aurora, Colorado. She had a variety of jobs including manager of a clothing store, Trainer for a publishing company, window dresser for a department store, and a hostess at the prestigious Statler hotel, two blocks north of the White House. She worked in Payroll for the US Department of Labor, OSHA Division, retiring from that position in 1995. In retirement, she enjoyed working part-time at the gift shop at historic Mount Vernon.
Margie will be remembered for her love of children and animals and for her gregarious nature. Her talent for decorating and creating clothing ensembles is renowned. Most important in her life were her family and her faith. She had a deep love for Jesus Christ, a devotion for the Blessed Mother, and a special connection to the Infant of Prague because her ancestors immigrated from Bohemia. She enjoyed being involved in her Parish, The Church of the Risen Christ. She volunteered at the Book Nook, Parish Food Bank, and was an usher at the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass where she delighted in talking with her fellow Parishioners; especially the children.
She lived according to a phrase that she loved, “Thy Will be Done.” She believed that the Lord was at her side to guide her through every situation. As her health failed, it became apparent that she trusted God above all things and that her faith in Him gave her great peace.
Margie was a beloved friend, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who loved her.
Surviving family includes a Daughter Kathryn (Paul) Andreasen, nephews John Veselik, Ronald (Marjorie) Veselik, nieces Greta (Bruce) Lawlor, Gretchen (Glenn) Andrews, grandchildren Benjamin (Margaret) Andreasen, Lauren (Michael) Helgerson, Jacob Andreasen, great grandchildren August Helgerson, Rosa Helgerson, Alice Helgerson, Joseph Helgerson, great nieces Valerie Veselik-Jones, Jennifer (James) Schafer, Jessica (Troy) Carstensen, Erin (Keith) Bartlett, Morgan (Christopher) Matthews, Heather Andrews, and many great, great grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Nora Veselik and siblings Walter, Lowell, Roy, Doyle, Mildred, and Helen.